Dangers of too much comfort. Matzah is flour and water; flour is male - ungrounded, flighty, water is female, grounding, provides context, holds the flour in place. Miriam's well held the tribes together.
The Torah had to be given in the wilderness, because no one owns it.
The first pesach was Avraham inviting the three angels into his tent.
Expressing gratitude for food. Bread brings private property. This is mine and I want more. That's chumetz.
If chumetz is so bad, why don't we forbid it all year?
Matzah is the bread of shalom. A whole matzah is "shalema." Shalom means "whole" as well as "peace."
"The actions of our ancestors are a sign for their children." That's how Avraham had a seder. Avraham was differentiating from Lot and Egypt.
The desert and the matzah have the simple purity in common.
We make separations and healthy boundaries to create wholeness. If you draw the boundary without compassion and humility it's disastrous.
Rabbi Henoch Dov Hoffman teaches in Denver, Colorado. He can be contacted through email@example.com or www.RabbiHenochDov.com.